Friday, September 28, 2012

National Coffee Day!

There's only a few things in life that I love so much I can't go without... coffee is one of those things! My journey with coffee began in college when, like many college students I needed to stay awake late & pull all-nighters to study & finish projects... so thankfully Frog Bites at TCU (does this still exist? TCU has changed so much since my old ass was there! But I digress.. ) had a Starbucks station where I indulged in Caramel Macchiatos. From macchiatos... to cappuccinos in Italy when I studied abroad... to coffee with cream & sugar... to coffee with one cream... to straight up gimme black because I can't handle any of your flavor or foofy nonsense... my taste has changed but one thing has remained the same... I LOVE COFFEE!!
Saturday September 29 is National Coffee Day! I'm sure there are tons of free coffee deals out there... here's one for you if you don't feel like searching on your own! Everyone should enjoy a great cup of coffee & a donut on a Saturday morning! :-)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Today! Eat for a good cause!

Today, September 24, Chili's restaurant is donating all profits to St. Jude's! So, when you're trying to decide what takeout you want for lunch today, or where you'll stop on the way home, maybe stop by and eat for a good cause! Enjoy! Thanks, Chili's!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall/Winter Beauty Trends!

Mary Kay® eCatalog!

I'm a little obsessed with the beauty trends this fall/winter! Hollywood glamour at its best! Check out the handy dandy trend catalog from Mary Kay that gives you this season's hottest trends, complete with step-by-step instructions to achieve the perfect makeup looks! I love the red & bold pink lips... but my fave trend has to be the teal accents! I'm sporting my Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner in Tempting Teal! What's your favorite trend? :-)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Our newest addition to the fam!

Some might think the next step for me and Chris would have been getting engaged... well, we took a different step first, on our OWN path... maybe it's not what people were expecting, but that's what Chris and I are like ;-) We don't ever do anything the easy, expected way, and it's one of the things I love most about our relationship. And one of the best things about Chris is that he always reminds me to follow my heart <3
We took a stroll through the Austin Pets Alive animal shelter 2 days ago, just for fun. We spent most of the time looking at the dogs, actually... but I had to make a stop in the cat house before they closed for the day. So in we went... and stayed for quite awhile. I could love every one of those kitties! I will never understand people that don't like cats... frankly I find it kind of gross how mean people are about cats. I love dogs and I want one in the future... but for me and my condo living, I won't do that to a dog. So for now, my soft spot for kitties is all that I am entertaining. And I really believe if more people spent time looking at sweet rescue cats, they'd realize they make amazing pets because they DO seek your affection. Cats are awesome... so smart and so loving, despite what some people think. And if you think cats are mean or temperamental, I'd love you to meet this new little guy! He is the most chill kitty in the world, with a purr that rumbles his whole little body.
Welcome to the family, Raider! Daddy and I love you! Remember to stand your ground when you meet the Kuj! She's tough, but not quite as bad as every one else makes her out to be :-) Hopefully you will be great kitty friends!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The return of tailgating!

Ah, it's finally that time of year again! Bust out the koozies and coolers, the burgers and brats, and of course the beer!'s football season and that means tailgating!! I know this is my favorite time of year, how about you? Texans are big on their football, and this year is super exciting for me and all fellow Horned Frogs as we enter the Big 12! Go Frogs!

No matter who your team is, we all love the tailgating and we spend countless hours in the sun, roasting in hot parking lots or fields. While that may not phase guys so much, the ladies love to keep up appearances while keeping up with the drinking. So here's my favorite Mary Kay products to help you look great and protect yourself from the elements... dresses, cowboy boots and hats sold separately ;-)

Products shown:
1. Mary Kay broad spectrum sunscreen spf 30 (also available spf 50)
2. Mary Kay after-sun replenishing gel
3. Mary Kay hand and decollete cream spf 15
4. Mary Kay foundation primer spf 15
5. Mary Kay tinted moisturizer spf 20
6. Mary Kay Oil-Free eye makeup remover (tip: fab for getting off those temporary team tattoos in addition to your eye makeup!)
7. Mary Kay compact mini (perfect size to fit your pocket or any purse even wristlets! customizable to your team colors or even fits powder or foundation for touch-ups)
8. Mary Kay mint-bliss foot & leg lotion + Mary Kay fragrance-free hand cream (perfect to pamper your dry, tired feet and hands, or how about the perfect unique hostess gift to the tailgate host/hostess!)
9. Mary Kay lash love mascara waterproof

So, happy return of football and tailgating! Stay safe from the sun; don't forget the sunscreen! Tailgate responsibily ;-) And GO FROGS!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

RIP Abner

We lost a great dog this morning... RIP little Abner. You were such a sweetheart.
Abner was a rescue... not from a shelter but only by the grace of Chris' heart. Chris knew of this dog in the neighborhood and knew it was being abused. He and his parents brought this pup back to life and helped him go from a scared, shaky, starving puppy to a healthy dog (or as healthy as possible) with an amazing personality. As soon as he realized he was part of the fam, the personality came out!
I will always miss seeing your little head pop up from behind the bed, or the sofa, like a gopher. I will miss seeing you start shit with 3 dogs twice your size and having the time of your life teasing them. I will miss seeing you snuggled in your doggie pjs because you didn't have enough weight to keep yourself warm. I'm not going to lie... i won't miss you accidentally stomping all over my feet, because it hurt! But I will miss that excitement and joy that caused you to romp around the room and spin in circles!
You brought a lot of joy to the family in the time you were with us, Abner, and I just hope the only doggie memories you have in doggie heaven are of your amazing family that loved you and wanted you so badly to have a good life. You never deserved any of the bad stuff in the beginning from those other people; No person, no dog, no cat, no one deserves the way you were treated. But I hope the last couple of years with the fam did something to make your life better. You were such a good dog and I hate that I didn't get to say goodbye. RIP little gopher.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fall is here!

Fall is here! Well, fashion-wise, maybe not so much weather-wise... feelin' me fellow Texans?! In honor of the fall trends we're all looking towards in NYFW, here's a quick list of some of the trends according to Neiman Marcus <3
What's your favorite?! I'm loving the emerald greens and navy, the old glam jewelry and of course the red lips! Old Hollywood, here we come! Winter weather would be nice so maybe I could do some leather! I love fall fashion!

Bc my day was already going so well...

Ouch :-/